Opinion

A cheap way to attention

Editorial

A study published in the Journal of American Medical Association’s Internal Medicine reported that doctors are more likely to prescribe a drug if a pharmaceutical company representative has bought the physician a meal. Now, lest you think doctors are being bribed with fancy wining and ...

PCard issues being addressed

Letters to the Editor

On June 14 of this year, the Office of the County Auditor released its pCard audit report. This audit was initiated by the auditor about two years ago, and the administration has been supportive and open throughout the process. The audit did not uncover specific fraud, waste or abuse, but did ...

World would be much better if all knew place

Letters to the Editor

After much soul searching, I have come to the conclusion that I am a conservative. I believe mine is the only true religion and everyone else is doomed to damnation and should be treated accordingly. Anyone who disagrees with me is not only wrong, but evil and should be treated accordingly. ...

Letter published June 22 was particularly disturbing

Letters to the Editor

I have been a subscriber to The Maui News for many years now and have always considered the letters to the editor section to be a service to the community, allowing everyone an opportunity to voice their opinions on a variety of topics. Once in a while I have even been known to contribute a ...

Ask Liquor Commission to repeal its new rules

Letters to the Editor

A couple of months ago, over 50 people testified at a Maui Liquor Commission meeting that the new alcohol sales rules they passed into law were a major mistake. Rule changes of concern include 24-hour sales of alcohol for retail outlets, expanded hours of sale of alcohol for bars and ...

Time for an audit of Public Works Highways Division

Columns

Time and time again, the public sees news headlines about the county’s Department of Public Works’ Highways Division. An investigation was launched following allegations of improprieties in May 2015 relating to the infamous commercial kitchen at the Wailuku baseyard, and is still ...

Remembering a ‘Forgotten War’

Editorial

Today marks the 67th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War. As North Korea threatens the world today with tests of ballistic missiles and nuclear warheads, all of us should remember that long-ago fight where so many brave souls lost their lives. The Korean War was a result of the ...

Law regulating taxis not enforced

Letters to the Editor

This sure wasn’t surprising, I just read that the CEO of Uber, Travis Kalanick, has resigned from this company marred in chaos and sexual misconduct. As a partner in a PUC-licensed transportation company, I’d like to point out what is really wrong with Uber on Maui. Sexual harassment is bad ...

Thoughtless people don’t belong in food places

Letters to the Editor

Thoughtless people, thoughtless people, thoughtless people — they’re everywhere! Unleashed thoughtless people on the beach, in grocery stores, in restaurants, in coffee shops on the streets of Maui. With the recent thoughtless people attacks on airplanes, when is Maui County going to put ...

Healing process to restore faulty, selective memories

Letters to the Editor

“We The People,” many of us have mercilessly judged our residents and Trump is our recent victim. One culprit for example is our “fake news” media. We misquoted him, he never said “you can grab women by their (vulgarity), they’ll let you do it; secretaries, wives, daughters, ...

Editorial denigrates presidency, democracy

Letters to the Editor

In your editorial of June 15, you compared President Trump to the North Korean Supreme Leader on the basis that Trump gathered all the members of his Cabinet together “so they could pay homage to him.” “No tinhorn dictator anywhere in the world could have assembled a bigger bunch of ...

County leaders have done little to correct pCard abuse

Letters to the Editor

I am very angry that county leaders have done very little to correct this matter. Are these guys bulletproof? At the very least, they (mayor or managing director or prosecutor) should have taken the following action: 1. Action by the mayor — finance director should be fired. 2. Action by ...

Plastic bag ban has greatly reduced trash in the ocean

Letters to the Editor

I’m amazed that there is anyone still cranky about the plastic bag ban (Letters, June 18). Most importantly, this ban has greatly reduced the amount of trash blowing into the ocean. There are now three huge whirling vortexes of trash polluting the world’s oceans! Fact: Honu and other ...

Jesus’ blood quantum is the game changer!

Letters to the Editor

If Kamehameha’s reign and Hawaiians’ blood quantum is the basis for Hawaii’s sovereignty, then it’s “Game over!” Kamehameha established “he with the best weapons and most power rules.” The United States threatened Hawaii with physical force continuing that protocol of “might ...

Bringing it home

Columns

It all started with four girls dancing in the rain. On a drizzly evening in 2013, Amelia Couture, Nicole Humphrey, Hallie Hunt and Vanessa Cerrito brought a collective dream to life on a damp stretch of asphalt during the Makawao Third Friday Town Party. That night, a crowd of curious ...

Slack key fest Sunday

Editorial

For over a decade, The Maui News has been proud to sponsor the Ki Ho‘alu Slack Key Guitar Festival at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. It is our way to say thank you to all our readers for your support and patronage. Sunday the 26th edition of the festival takes place at the MACC’s ...

Share talents with others who need role models

Letters to the Editor

Let us achieve self-gratification by sharing our talents with others who need positive role models. In our accomplishments as retirees we have skills and job experiences to share. My own years of community service have served as a bridge for those who are incarcerated and who have a chance ...

Time limit would encourage enrollment in health plans

Letters to the Editor

The recent letter by Sen. Mazie Hirono expressed concern that the replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would leave those with pre-existing conditions without coverage. The problem is that the ACA itself does not and will not have a reasonable amount of funds to provide that coverage ...